News – 2008.04.21 Late Edition

Freescale to Host Technology Forum Americas 2008
Freescale Semiconductor will host the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Americas in Orlando, Fla. FTF provides a unique opportunity for attendees to view and interact with the entire Freescale ecosystem, a global community comprised of Freescale and its partners, customers and universities. More than 2,000 designers, applications engineers, industry-leading experts, executives and hardware, software and tools partners are expected to attend the Americas event.

Embedded Masterclass Draws Developers with Linux Workshops
The organisers of this year’s UK Embedded Masterclass have announced that their Embedded Linux Workshops are close to being completely sold out, weeks before the event. Engineers from leading technology companies across the UK have registered to attend this event; an event that looks at the very latest in microprocessor development tools, software and hardware.

Lattice Semiconductor, Aldec Team on OEM FPGA Mixed Language Simulator
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Aldec, Incorporated announced a new OEM agreement that will deliver the only OEM FPGA mixed language simulator. Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with Lattice’s ispLEVER® design tool suite, providing mixed language simulation (VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog), co-simulation with Simulink® from The MathWorks(tm) and simulation support for Lattice encrypted IP Cores.

NEC Samples LTPS TFT 2.7-inch LCD Module with 413 Pixels per Inch
NEC LCD Technologies, together with its sales and marketing channel in the Americas, NEC Electronics America Inc., announced that it will begin shipping samples of its new low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module, part number NL9654HL06-01J, at the end of July 2008. The new LCD module boasts an exceptionally high pixel density of 413 pixels per inch in a small-size direct view LCD.

microchipDIRECT Offers Integration Associates EZLink Development Kit
Microchip Technology Inc., (NASDAQ:MCHP) a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the availability of Integration Associates’ EZLink(tm) Development Kit (Microchip part #TDKEZ915) for $240 on the microchipDIRECT e-commerce Web site. This kit augments the wireless products offered by Microchip, by providing wireless customers an option for easy sub-GHz RF modem development.

Micron, Nanya Form DRAM Joint Venture – MeiYa Technology Corporation
Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Nanya Technology Corporation, a global leader in advanced memory semiconductors, announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to create MeiYa Technology Corporation, a new DRAM joint venture. The partnership will leverage both Micron and Nanya’s manufacturing technology, strengths and experience.

VLSI-TSA Features Papers on High-k Metal Gates, finFET, Flash, CMOS
SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week. The new materials, processes and concepts discussed in a series of seven research papers describe how current semiconductor technologies can benefit from performance-enhancing features for future scaling needs.

Kronos Selects GreenPeak Low Power Mesh Technology for Wireless Terminal
GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in battery-free communication technology for wireless sense and control applications, announced that Kronos – a global provider of human capital management solutions – has selected GreenPeak’s low-power wireless mesh networking technology for one of their wireless terminals. Hortimax, a Kronos VAR (value added reseller), is active in greenhouse harvesting management systems.